1984 Fourth runway opens.
1991 Eastern Airlines shuts down, leaving Concourse C empty.
1993 ValuJet, predecessor to AirTran Airways, launches as a discount carrier.
1994 Concourse E, which includes the current international gates, opens.
1996 The main terminal atrium opens in time for Atlanta to refresh the airport’s look as the city hosts the Summer Olympics.
1997 ValuJet changes its name to AirTran Airways, following a deadly 1996 ValuJet crash in Florida.
2003 The airport is renamed Hartsfield-Jackson to include the name of the city’s first black mayor, Maynard H. Jackson. Plans are laid to also put his name on the international terminal.
Mid-2000s The airport executes a massive project to move baggage screening underground to modernize for post-9/11 security.
2006 The fifth runway opens.
2008 Delta acquires Northwest Airlines, becoming for a couple of years the world’s largest airline.
2009 Opening of the rental car center and SkyTrain people-mover to the Georgia International Convention Center and the rental car center.
2011 Southwest acquires AirTran Airways.
May 16, 2012 Hartsfield-Jackson opens its new international terminal and Concourse F, introducing a second, eastside entrance to the airport off I-75.
Sources: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, research